Daily Light – Oct 26, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

More ‘Bon’….

Quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer      From Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy  by Eric Metaxas

First of all I will confess quite simply – – I believe that the Bible alone is the answer to all our questions, and that we need only to ask repeatedly and a little humbly, in order to receive this answer.  One cannot simply read the Bible, like other books.  One must be prepared really to enquire of it.  Only thus will it reveal itself.  Only if we expect from it the ultimate answer, shall we receive it.  That is because in the Bible God speaks to us.  And one cannot simply think about God in one’s own stretch, on has to enquire of him.  Only if we seek him, will he answer us.  Of course it is also possible to read the Bible like any other book, that is to say from the point of view of textual criticism, etc.; there is nothing to be said against that.  Only that that is not the method which will reveal to us the heart of the Bible, but only the surface, just as we do not grasp the words of someone we love by taking them to bits, but by simply receiving them, so that for day they go on lingering in our minds, simply because they are the words of a person we love; and just as these words reveal more and more of the person who said them as we go on, like Mar, “pondering them in our heart,” so it will be with the words of the Bible.  Only if we will venture to enter into the words of the bible, as though in them this God were speaking to us who loves us and does not will to leave us along with our questions, only so shall we learn to rejoice in the Bible.

If it is I who determines where God is to be found, then I shall always find a God who corresponds to me in some way, who is obliging, who is connect with my own nature.  But if God determines where his to be found, then it will be in a place which Is not immediately pleasing to my nature and which is not at all congenial to me.  This place is the Cross of Christ.  And whoever would find him must go to the foot of the Cross, as the Sermon on the Mount commands.  This is not according to our nature at all, it is entirely contrary to it.  but this is the message of the bible, not only in the New but also in the Old Testament….

And I would like to tell you now quite personally:   since I have learnt to read the Bible in this way – -and this has not been for so very long –- it becomes every day more wonderful to me.  I read it in the morning and in the evening, often during the day as well, and every day I consider a text which I have chosen for the whole week, and try to sink deeply into it, so as really to hear what it is say.  I know that without this I could not live properly any longer.

Father…help us to see that we have to spend time in your ‘word’ and time in ‘prayer’ IN ORDER to spend time with YOU.   Help us to see that we will remain on our self made paths in this life ‘unless’ we use the light of your word and prayer to illuminate the true path.   Your will…your way…is the true path.    I need your light…I need you.   Help me/us Father.  Amen

    

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Daily Light – Oct 25, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

Friends:   I am asking all of you, every day for the next 2 weeks, to pray for my pastor and friend David N. who is in India teaching and ministering to leaders and pastors.  Pray that he will have energy and that God will use his work to encourage and strengthen the leaders ‘so that’ God may be glorified in India.  Thank you.

The Essential Nature of Prayer

(Let’s look at prayer and seek to learn the essential necessity of prayer for our lives ‘so that’ we can realize ‘more’ of God’s will in our lives.)

An Article from John Piper from August, 2016:   Part 3 of 3

Pray for More, Not Less

So it is with every good gift that people need. Christians do not pray for less, but for more — infinitely more.

Lord grant them shelter, both for the body and the soul — a shelter from the heat and cold and rain, and from the greater heat of your wrath, and from the cold of hate, and from the flood of destruction that comes upon all unbelief. Show them the glory of your sheltering grace.

Grant them food, Lord, and the saving knowledge that there is a “food that perishes” and a “food that endures to eternal life” (John 6:27). Oh feed them, dear God, on both. Grant them to taste and see that you are all-satisfying.

Lord, provide the clothing that they need. Let them not go in rags, but be attired with dignity. Show them, O Lord, that there are “garments of salvation” and a “robe of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:10). Show them that these are free — bought with the costly blood of Jesus. O Lord, let them not be found clothed in the best finery of the world, but naked at the judgment. Grant them to love the shining of your all-encompassing presence.

Father, give them health. Grant that they would be made well. Rescue them from disease. Heal them. And forbid that they would be like the nine lepers who took their healing from Jesus and never turned to thank him or love him (Luke 17:17). Let their healing be full and eternal — to the glory of the healing God. Grant that it would go well with their physical health, and even more so with their souls (3 John 2).

Great God of peace, bring peace between the warring nations — tribes, ethnicities, families, children, gangs. Overcome the bitterness and rage and revenge and hostility. Reveal the Prince of Peace. Reveal the one who shed his blood so that in him the most implacable enemies might be reconciled to God and to each other (Ephesians 2:15–16). Open their hearts to Christ and make them peacemakers.

Lord, according to the infinite riches that you have as Creator and Redeemer, grant prosperity to those who lack what they require. Provide them with what is needful, lest they be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest they be poor and steal and profane the name of God (Proverbs 30:8–9). Grant that every soul would know, O God, that it is you who gives power to prosper (Deuteronomy 8:18). Let them see this, and give you glory.

You know, O Lord, the plight of the oppressed. “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24). Let liberty be proclaimed to the captives, and freedom to those who are unjustly bound. Bring to nothing wicked powers of tyranny. Break the arms of unjust rulers who fail in their God-appointed vocation “to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good” (1 Peter 2:14). And grant to both the strong and the weak to see that justice is of the Lord, and in the end, every wrong will be set right. Oh turn the hearts of oppressor and oppressed to seek mercy from the Judge of the universe while there is time (Acts 17:31).

Lord, you are “Father of mercies and God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3). We pray that you would show this comfort and mercy to those who have lost so much — the dearest earthly treasures of their lives. Leave them not, O God, hopeless in their grieving. Show them the greatness of what Christ came to do for those whose sorrows are overflowing (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18). May their sorrows be the wound that opens their hearts to the everlasting healing that you offer in Christ. Show them the surpassing worth of Jesus beyond all this world gives.

Finally, Father, grant happiness. We do not desire or pray for anyone’s lasting misery or sorrow or sadness. If the pain of surgery is needed for lasting healing, we trust you with that sting. But our heart is for the lasting joy of every living soul. We do not ask for what Moses repudiated as “the fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25), or the “passions of the flesh that wage war against [the] soul” (1 Peter 2:11), or for the comfort of riches that turn the door of heaven into a needle’s eye (Matthew 19:24). But we ask, even for our enemies, fullness of joy at your right hand and pleasures forevermore in your presence (Psalm 16:11). Jesus died for this. May they see and receive.

Amen

Daily Light – Oct 24, 2017

Today’s Daily Light:

The Essential Nature of Prayer

(Let’s look at prayer and seek to learn the essential necessity of prayer for our lives ‘so that’ we can realize ‘more’ of God’s will in our lives.)

An Article from John Piper from August, 2016:   Part 2 of 3

What’s Better Than Good

How then do they pray? Generally, they do not ask God to do bad things. They ask him to do good things without asking him to do the best thing. They pray as though God were the giver but not the gift. They pray for protection, and shelter, and food, and clothing, and health, and peace, and prosperity, and social justice, and comfort, and happiness.

All of these good things are things the world wants. You don’t have to be born again to want these or love these. And you don’t have to be a Christian to pray for them — for yourself or for others. Every religion prays for them, more or less. So do the non-religious, when things get scary enough.

So then, what is the difference? How should Christians pray? Do they not pray for these good things?

What Makes Prayer Christian

The difference is that Christians are people who have a new nature through the new birth. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6).

§  ThThis new nature is formed by the presence of the Holy Spirit whose mission is to glorify Christ (John 16:14).

§  ThThe Spirit forms our inner being by a new dynamic of faith in the promises of God. “The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God” (Galatians 2:20).

§  At At the heart of this faith is a new experience of valuing Jesus above all things. “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8).

§  ThThe new Christian heart longs for God to be seen as glorious in every event and every act and every affection. “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

§  ThThe Christian heart is eager that “Christ will be honored” in everything — every answer to every prayer (Philippians 1:20).

True Christians do not pray for less than what nominal Christians pray for. They pray for more — infinitely more. The heartbeat is always that the supremely treasured Christ be supremely magnified in answer to every prayer.

Praying for Protection

For example, every prayer for protection (if miners are trapped underground, or soldiers are going into battle, or Christians are leaving on mission, or sons and daughters are heading for college, or police are in harm’s way, or hostages are threatened with death, or children are playing where bullets fly) — every Christian prayer for protection should be a prayer for the best protection, not the least.

 

The best protection is protection from Satan, unbelief, sin, and eternal perishing. The Christian sees the world as it really is. Temporal dangers are shadows of eternal dangers. And the eternal ones are far more destructive. To pray for temporal protection without caring and praying for the far greater protection sounds compassionate to the world — and to nominal Christians — but not to those who live in the light.

Father…help each of us to practice ‘prayer’ this week..to ‘work’ at prayer.   Amen

 

Daily Light – Oct 23, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

This Week:   The Essential Nature of Prayer

(This week, let’s look at prayer and seek to learn the essential necessity of prayer for our lives ‘so that’ we can realize ‘more’ of God’s will in our lives.)

An Article from John Piper from August, 2016:  

God has established prayer as the means by which we receive his supernatural help. And without supernatural help, we cannot live a life worthy of the gospel. Everything that distinguishes Christians from the world in a Christ-exalting way is a work of God’s supernatural grace. And God has ordained that this grace flows to us through prayer. That’s why prayer must be central, not peripheral, in our lives and families and ministries.

Something is amiss when Christians pray the way unbelievers pray. Of course, unbelievers do pray. They pray by the millions. Countless nominal Christians in all the nations of the world pray almost every day.

Just recently I read this about Latvia in Operation World: “Christianity is characterized by nominalism. . . . Although 60% belong to a Christian confession, only a small minority actually practice their faith.” With varying percentages, the same is true everywhere Christianity has spread. The wheat and the tares grow together. And both pray.

This was true in Jesus’s day, as in ours. The Pharisees loved God least, and prayed most. They “devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers” (Mark 12:40). “They love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others” (Matthew 6:5). And not only the Pharisees, but the Gentiles pray as well: “Do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words” (Matthew 6:7).

It is possible that nominal Christians learn the language of true, Christ-exalting, God-centered, sin-confessing, Spirit-dependent, promise-trusting, holiness-pursuing prayer. But I have found that it is rare for those with little love to Christ to pray as though they love him and his kingdom.  (Continued tomorrow).

Lord…I pray this week…that you will increase our understanding and desire regarding prayer.  I pray that we will learn to pray according to your will ‘so that’ we can  glorify you with our lives.  I pray for all of us that this week we will begin to pray ‘more’.  As always,  I write to myself first, I realize my own faults, weaknesses, not always giving YOU my best…and I realize how paltry my prayer life is at times.   So, for all of us, please help us this week to see why we need to pray more.   Amen

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Daily Light – Oct 20, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

Living with the ‘end’ in mind

Galatians 2:20  Paul says “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

    
2 Corinthians 5:7-10, and 17  Paul says ” We live by faith, not by sight.  We are confident, I say, and would prefer to away from the body and at home with the Lord.  So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.  (and 17)… Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’
So..let’s you and I this morning…’frame’ what Paul says above into something that we can use to focus our daily activity.  So here goes… all of our roads, as believers, at the end of our earthly life, end up where we are standing before Jesus and giving an account of all of the days that we lived in our bodies with Him/Jesus living inside us.  Literally we are giving an ‘account’ of what we did with our life ‘as a believer’…good and bad.  So…everyday….everyday…we are one day closer to that event.   The ‘end’ of this life …we appear before Jesus to give an account of what we did with our life..in relationship to what He gave us.  There..I think we accurately framed that.
Paul says that the best way for us to ‘frame’..or see…or place in perspective our ‘mission’…is to SEE ourselves as God sees us…See ourselves as we are..what we became…once we became believers in the Lord Jesus Christ….  soo…what did we become?   Paul says we ‘died’…we no longer live as our old identity….we become a new creation..a new identity…and that new identity is no longer just you…your new life is a now blended life that includes a ‘new’ reborn ‘you’…’with’ Jesus living inside you…
Sooo…Paul says that this ‘new life’ that we now live in this body, we have to live by faith in Jesus ‘so that’ we can make it our goal to live each day to please Him…
So, as believers in Jesus, we play each day in the end game of life…and when the final buzzer sounds…this temporary, earthly, game is over…we stand before our Head Coach / Jesus and we will review the game film.  This is not about judgment for our salvation..no…that is a different judgment and ‘that’ judgment is explained in Revelation 20…great read.   We stand before Jesus at the end of our life, as His…belonging to Him…having been purchased by Him through his death and shed blood…and with our works, good and bad, laid before Him…we are demonstrating how much we loved Him and lived ‘for’ Him…as opposed to how much we loved self and lived for self…. wow.
Lord…I am the first to admit that I love ‘self’ a whole bunch…too much…but I know that I would not even recognize that if it were not for your gentle and kind love prodding me, reminding me..to finish this game strong…to focus more deeply…..ohhhhh….how I appreciate that the gift of salvation is not something I have to earn….because try that I might…and I do work hard and try to please you…I know that I would come up soo short and fail to achieve the absolute perfection that is required to satisfy God’s absolute requirement for righteousness.   So…today..I doublely thank you for Grace…….So…I pray you keep prodding me and give me strength each day to demonstrate my love for you in this game of life…so that when I stand before you…I will hear you say ‘Well done”….(Matthew 25)… Amen

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Daily Light – Oct 18, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

The Gift of Each Day…No Matter our Circumstances….We can Share the Good News

I just finished reading the last half of the book of Acts…the ministry of the Apostle Paul…wow…what a journey….Jesus himself told Paul that ‘Acts 22:21 “I will send you ‘far’ away to the Gentiles”.   We all know Paul ended up in prison in Rome, where he, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote the letters to Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon..which some refer to as the ‘prison gospels’ of Paul…but mostly we refer to them as the ‘books of’.   (Some theologians say Paul also wrote ‘the book of’ Hebrews while in prison).

Acts 28 ends with Paul still under ‘supervised custody’ of the Roman Court….. vs. 30-31 “For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.  Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.  

I encourage you to read the life and ministry of Paul…and then to read the letters that he wrote which we refer to as Paul’s books.

I am providing Matthew Henry’s commentary on the final verses…of Acts…which is a wonderful summary of the life of Paul..and the faithfulness of God…not only for Paul…but for us who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

28:23-31 Paul persuaded the Jews concerning Jesus. Some were wrought upon by the word, and others hardened; some received the light, and others shut their eyes against it. And the same has always been the effect of the gospel. Paul parted with them, observing that the Holy Ghost had well described their state. Let all that hear the gospel, and do not heed it, tremble at their doom; for who shall heal them, if God does not? The Jews had afterwards much reasoning among themselves. Many have great reasoning, who do not reason aright. They find fault with one another’s opinions, yet will not yield to truth. Nor will men’s reasoning among themselves convince them, without the grace of God to open their understandings. While we mourn on account of such despisers, we should rejoice that the salvation of God is sent to others, who will receive it; and if we are of that number, we should be thankful to Him who hath made us to differ. The apostle kept to his principle, to know and preach nothing but Christ and him crucified. Christians, when tempted from their main business, should bring themselves back with this question, What does this concern the Lord Jesus? What tendency has it to bring us to him, and to keep us walking in him? The apostle preached not himself, but Christ, and he was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Though Paul was placed in a very narrow opportunity for being useful, he was not disturbed in it. Though it was not a wide door that was opened to him, yet no man was suffered to shut it; and to many it was an effectual door, so that there were saints even in Nero’s household, Php 4:22. We learn also from Php 1:13, how God overruled Paul’s imprisonment for the furtherance of the gospel. And not the residents at Rome only, but all the church of Christ, to the present day, and in the most remote corner of the globe, have abundant reason to bless God, that during the most mature period of his Christian life and experience, he was detained a prisoner. It was from his prison, probably chained hand to hand to the soldier who kept him, that the apostle wrote the epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Hebrews; epistles showing, perhaps more than any others, the Christian love with which his heart overflowed, and the Christian experience with which his soul was filled. The believer of the present time may have less of triumph, and less of heavenly joy, than the apostle, but every follower of the same Saviour, is equally sure of safety and peace at the last. Let us seek to live more and more in the love of the Saviour; to labour to glorify Him by every action of our lives; and we shall assuredly, by his strength, be among the number of those who now overcome our enemies; and by his free grace and mercy, be hereafter among the blessed company who shall sit with Him upon his throne, even as He also has overcome, and is sitting on his Father’s throne, at God’s right hand for evermore.
Go out and make disciples my friends.   May the force (God’s Spirit) be with you and in and you!

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Daily Light – Oct 17, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

Paul, the Apostle, In Athens  (Proclaiming the light in darkness)

Acts 17:16:32

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. 19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.” 21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)

22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.

24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’  (From the Cilician Stoic philosopher Aratus).

29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.

    
Paul is in the ‘then’ cultural, philosophical and intellectual capital of the world  The rampant idolatry stirred him deeply.  Today, 2017, in our country, and around the cultural centers of the world, we live and breathe in the same cultural, philosophical quagmire of darkness and delusion.  But the darkness in our age has intensified and is much greater.   And increasingly in this culture and time, we are ridiculed and almost seen as some crazy Christian fanatic to hold to our core orthodox Christian views.
 
The writer of Acts, Luke, calls attention to two dominant philosophies. The Epicureans said, “Pleasure is the chief end of life; everything happens by chance; death ends it all.” The Stoics were “Pantheistic; all is fated by god; we must be independent of externals.” They did not believe in life after death, either.  And, today, we are surrounded, immersed in so many ideas such as was in Paul’s time, that are totally from the dark side and only exist as tools of the dark side to ‘blind’ the eyes and heart of men ‘to keep them’ from seeing the light of the good news of the gospel of Jesus.
 
We must not be afraid to proclaim the light of truth..to shine it out in front of and onto the dark world.   Such is our job as followers of Jesus Christ.   We must boldly, using common sense, and in a spirit of love, proclaim the truth of God as the only God, only Creator, and only Lord of the universe..and proclaim the wonderful good news that God the Son, Jesus, is the Savior, the Redeemer, the ‘only’ pathway to eternal life.   All other pathways are darkness and delusion.    In proclaiming..always remember that the people who live in the darkness and delusion are not doing so because they choose to do so.  It is not that they are unwilling…it is that they are unable.  They are being held captive by the power of blindness from the dark side that prevents them, makes them unable.   And it is ‘only’ the light of the truth of the gospel that can free them and bring them from darkness into eternal light.  And you are the messenger…the light bearer. 
 
Father…I pray that we will see how important it is to tell people who they are…that they are ‘Your’ offspring…that you created them and that you love them.   Give us desire and boldness to be effective in this culture of darkness that we live in…give us boldness and power to shine the light of the gospel of truth…which is Jesus crucified and resurrected.   Amen

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